Monday, 17 June 2013
Hey, hope you all had a lovely weekend!
Today I have illustrated the song title 'Summertime', there are so many songs with this title (see Wikipedia here for them all)..... but when I chose this title originally I was thinking of George Gershwin's version (hence the saxophone). I used to play this song on the saxophone at school in big band!
Gershwin composed this song for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. There are over 25,000 versions. Click here to listen to it being played by Charlie Parker on saxophone.
A different 'Summertime' is the awesome tune by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. This takes me back...happy memories! It won a Grammy Award back in 1991 for best rap song.
Listen to this awesome tune here
Do you like the saxophone version?